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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
. >> welcome to gmt. a nation comes to a halt. new zealand is remembering the victims of christ church -- christchurch earthquake. we talk to the prime minister. >> while this has been devastating, we're going to come through this. we are a very small, tight-knit community. we support one another. >> jane russell, the hollywood pinup of the 1940's and 1950's, dies at the age of 89. >> ♪ >> it is midday here in london, 6:00 p.m. in dodi, and 2:00 p.m. in the libyan capital of tripoli. there are signs that the forces of muammar gaddafi may be preparing to regain city's loss of a popular rebellion last week. ben brown is on the border between libya and tunisia. >> hello and welcome. we're live at the border with and asia. it has been overwhelmed by the surge of people flowing out of libya in the last few days. many of them are migrant workers from countries like egypt who are now stranded here at the border. thousands of them are unable to get home. just behind me, you can see people you are queuing up for bread that is being handed out by volunteers. aid agencies are warning of a growi
Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
. a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killing people in the christchurch area of new zealand and also being familiar with the type of activity. we can go to greg, who joins me from auckland. forgive me for some confusing there, greg, but just tell us about what we're expecting where you are and what kind of warnings and things you're hearing about. >> here in new zealand, civil defense have been working exhaustively over the past few weeks following the earthquake of christ church. now comes news of a tsunami threat. after the events in tokyo and japan there's official word that a tsunami marine warning is in effect in new zealand. they are closely monitoring the situation. but the possibility of a tsunami striking the northern coastline of new zealand is very real and could happen in around seven hours. >> so therefore what are people being advised to do? >> well, right now if the tsunami does strike new zealand, it could come in the form of a wave or series of waves expected to strike around 6:15 a.m. in the morning. so naturally that's quite early. but already civil defense have put out warnings
Mar 9, 2011 9:00pm PST
. there are the five new zealand to trees. on the one by the tower, this is in conflict with the code. this is the proposed trees that would replace the five trees. i am done for now. >> what sidestreet are you proposing? >> we're looking to replace this with a 24 inch box. >> thank you. >> good evening, commissioners. i will keep this brief. i am a consulting arborists. i have been serving the bay area for over 30 years. there is a report by -- was not able to be present. i was asked to be here in lieu of him. i agree that there are a lot of hazardous conditions. basically, and these are raised boxes. they were noted by the department of public works and it is recommended that we cut those routes. these trees have hazards. as an overview, i would like to say something about the tree count. but but i don't know the exact data on whether san francisco meets up with other cities. one of the reasons is poor soil conditions. there are no -- petraeus to san francisco as you can see. i am here for any answers along those lines if you like. >> thank you, commissioners. a couple points, i tak
Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
, et cetera, et cetera. >> look for a good deal. new zealand has observed a two-machine silence overnight to mark a week since the city of chri christchurch was devastated by an earthquake. 154 killed and others missing. the death toll is suggested to reach 240. we have this report from cries -- christchurch. >> at 12:55 new zealand fell silent. marking a moment of chaos and terror. not just in christchurch where the loss of life is heaviest but across the country. in wellington, and every corner of this grieving nation. the prime minister leading the tributes and promising to do whatever it takes to get shattered communities back on their feet. >> this has been a devastating quake for new zealand. we are going to come through this and rebuilt christchurch. we are a small tightknit community and support one another. we feel this deeply. >> what would your message be on this day one week on for the people of christ church and area that lost loved ones or waiting for news of missing people? >> i think the first thing you have to say is our hearts and thoughts go out to them. it is
Mar 2, 2011 6:45am EST
'm sure the whole house would wish to send to the people in new zealand and those sadly at least four british citizens in the earthquake last week. we sent two teams of experts to provide whatever assistance they can. mr. speaker, this morning, i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others and in addition to my duties in this house i shall have further such meetings later today. >> i'm sure the whole house would wish to negotiate itself with the prime minister relation to our brave servicemen and to the people of new zealand. mr. speaker, despite the urgent need to reduce the deficit, the government took the right decision not just to protect but to increase the overseas aid budgets. what capacity does it gives us to the urgent humanitarian situation on the libyan border? >> i think my honorable friend makes an important point. despite the difficult decisions towed make i think it's important to increase the aid budget and sadly what is happening on the egyptian and tunisian borders shows how important that secretary. as secretary-general ban ki-moon 162,000 people have crosse
Mar 11, 2011 5:30am EST
hawaii, australia, new zealand, all getting advisory, as well. the biggest concern is the tsunami wave that struck japan which is higher than some pacific islands and could rush right over them. first waves are expected to hit hawaii at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. that's 8:00 eastern, 3:00 a.m. local time. there have been evacuations from coastal areas. civil defense sirens sounded at about 10:00 p.m. local time across hawaii. fires triggered by the earthquake in japan, also burning out of control. just incredible pictures here up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery according to the country's prime minister, there is, quote, major damage in northeastern japan, but nuclear power facilities in the area were not damaged we're told and there has been no radiation leakage. this is video of when the earthquake hit. truck struck at 2:46 p.m. local time. followed by 12 powerful of taker shocks oig, seven of them measures at least 6.3. that is the size of the earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.that is earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.m
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
with us. prince william is visiting christchurch, new zealand, to see for himself the aftermath of last month's powerful earthquake. he will represent the queen at the memorial service for the victims and he will also visit the scene of a mining explosion that killed 29 people last november, before going to flooded areas in australia. >> at least increase cherts, there was no tsunami -- christ church, there was no tsunami. the building's collapse but the city was despaired what some many towns in japan had suffered. -- but the city was scared from what so many towns in japan suffered. he never would have imagined it seen it like this. at christ church cathedral, william listened intently about -- to firsthand accounts. at times, he seemed lost in thought. from the cathedral, he was taken to the city's main business district. once a bustling hub. now streets after streets of abandoned shops and offices. he was shown multistory buildings which appeared unscathed but that are no longer sound and have to be demolished. >> this is unbelievable. he was surprised, and taken back, i think. >> h
Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
such as world bank to extend support to middle east and north african nations. >>> now to new zealand. the grim search for survivors of last week's devastating in christchurch continued -- earthquake in christchurch continued on friday. authorities say the search is focused on the collapsed building where many people are believe to be trapped. 163 people have been confirmed dead in the quake. the number of dead and missing is expected to total about 220. police are trying to identify the remains of those recovered. a japanese rescue team along with teams from new zealand and china, continue search operations at the site of the collapsed ctv building. it housed a language school attended by international students, including japanese. a disaster relief task force says work to remove debris at the site is nearing its end. >> we expect the ctv operation to be completed within the next two to three days. >> meanwhile, many family members of the 28 missing japanese are returning to japan. >>> among the 28 japanese who remain unaccounted for in christchurch are a number of nurses. they were studying e
Mar 13, 2011 4:30am PDT
and they can be left exposed. there has been a lot of bad press for the new zealand christmas tree. while this is not on our recommend a species, this is a tree that you go to when you have had difficult conditions. this is a very windy street. these trees have very good canopies and reasonably good structure and that would not be true of many species of trees in this condition. we must recognize the role that these trees have played and the fact that they have performed well in difficult conditions. the last thing i would say, everyone would like to say that san francisco did not have native trees it but we also did not have the vehicles runaround, the urban footprint that we have. trees are what we used to mitigate the current condition. just the fact that there was not a lot of 80 trees does not argue against having a good tree canopy. >> thank you for your presentation. this is always educational. the tree in front of the courtyard, can you speak to the potential removal of that single tree to accommodate the structure that was approved by planning? >> we did not look at approving a s
Mar 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >>> an earthquake shattered new zealand's second largest city. and in the center was an annapolis college student. susan collins just spoke with the young survivor. >> reporter: this is an experience she will never forget. elizabeth verdict tells of her horrifying experience by phone from new zealand. >> all of a sudden my desk started shaking and i was like oh no, oh no. then the power cut out and i jumped under my desk and it shook for i think it was 55 second and after the first 20 seconds, i just thought to myself, this is not fun anymore. i could hear things crashing. >> reporter: once the 20-year- old got out of her student class, she called her parents. >> she said just so you know, there's been an earthquake, i'm okay but i have to go. >> reporter: her parents watched tv and found out of major damage. >> there was about six of us and we all dove underneath the kitchen table. at that point we had enough, we packed up our backpack with our valuables and just left. >>> elizabeth verdict graduated here at annapolis high school in 2008. she's attending bucknel, pennsylvania, and she's in new
Mar 20, 2011 8:00am EDT
. >>> coming up, prince william travels to australia and new zealand. to express his sorrow for those savaged by the snoom snm and the earth wake. >> one of his big first royal trips. >>> and also, the sad story of knut. he was so cute when he first hit the scene. what happened to him? tends to stay at rest...t while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead t
Mar 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
will be joined the people of this city for a national memorial service when the victims of the new zealand and earthquake will be remembered. >> the latest headlines for you this hour on "bbc world news." working around the clock in risking their lives to try to cool it. new picture is emerging of how people clung on and survived as the earthquake hit northeastern japan. they have fall -- to launch their first bombing raids on the city of benghazi. they will discuss whether to enforce a no-fly zone. there has been fierce fighting around a very important town. it is under control of anti- government forces. he reports from the capital, tripoli. >> colonel gaddafi's forces are pushing east with greater momentum and ease. they seemed unstoppable. yesterday, they reached be oil town of ajdabiya. forced to rebel forces to flee so that they could advance on the heart of the city. >> we liberated ajdabiya and we will continue. we are going to benghazi and we are in good condition. >> once in a secure, it is just a short drive across the desert to the last rebel stronghold. nothing but sand stands
Mar 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
that are proper trees for sidewalk in san francisco. the new zealand christmas tree has gotten a lot of bad press. they were small trees. today they are huge. these trees have issues and they need to be resolved now. >> i was walking on the sidewalk, which is new zealand trees. there are serious issues for these trees. this does not make sense. these are the wrong trees for that sidewalk. you cannot see the stop sign. and i personally experienced some of that. >> one other thing i want to say is that this is huge. this church has a lot of people who come through the doors. we rent the building out. there is community organizations that use the building. [bell] so safety should be an issue for -- a priority for the sport and the borders supervisors. for most and upfront -- a priority for this board and the board of supervisors. president goh: the tree in the middle of the courtyard area, did you assume or presume you would be able to remove the trees? were you routed to dpw? could you just explain that? >> we had a landscape architect who worked as a consultant with our architect. we designed the
Mar 24, 2011 5:30am EDT
shock for me..." in the front &'ll find marguerite mamukonga....a new zealander who moved here 18-years ago. when she found baltimore. she found drugs. (31:27) "i didn't grow up with it so i had no idea what it does. how it can take you down..." mamukonga is on her way to the clinic... (24:07) "its pretty much like, wow, what happened that used to be a ptore..." tony manning is bracing for anotherrrejection. he's a convicted criminal who's struggling to find work. (25:57) "even though it hampers me it doesn't mean i'm gonna stop going out filling out applications...and trying to get a job..." (17:11) (17:18) "the stores is le..." - terrible...." you'll findd earlene noel....who's heading to the doctor. she's spent thirty years she's hoped for a turnaround in this community. but each time, when there's hope for heads south. (18830) "they'll put the banners up, their coming to the community and the signs will be up but don't nothing come to the commuuity......(gesturee)).."" (8:50) (bus driver) "there used to be houses driver) "
Mar 30, 2011 10:00am PDT
of these airlines, canada and new zealand, they are producing some of their space because of less of a need for the space, resulting in a reduction of revenues. as you know, it will have no direct fiscal impact on the airport because of its policy where it necessary with a projected budgetary shortfall, they would realize approval of this resolution -- they would realize. we recommend approval of this resolution. supervisor chu: are there any members of the public that wish to comment on item number two? seeing no one, public comment is closed. we have a motion to send the item forward with recommendations. done without objection. mr. clerk, are there any other items before us? >> that completes the subcommittee agenda. supervisor chu: thank you very much. the subcommittee is now adjourned. >> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it?
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
and then switzerland. and now it's coming from more and more countries in the world like usa, new zealand, sweden, norway. also in chile, argentina so it's really growing and for us we are the leaders in the market >>reporter: the national speed riding championships take place over several disciplines, the derby event, essentially slalom, speed riding style, where competitors have to touch down between specific gates, and big mountain freeride, the purest expression of the sport. >>bon: the derby style is always funny because it's like a game you play with your friends and you try to be as technical as possible but for me the true spirit of speed riding is the free ride task. it's aface, it's slow you express yourself as you want with your technique and your idea of the line and your idea of the style and then there is a jury which is noting all that kind of criteria is, technique, fluidity, style, line. >>reporter: and it is events like these which are helping to promote and grow the sport >>roussel: it gives a possibility for the normal rider to come and to try and ride with the best ones then
Mar 1, 2011 4:00am EST
from cnn london and hong kong, this is "world business today." new zealand pauses to honor victims of last week's earthquake. two minutes of silence were observed at 12:51 p.m. local time this tuesday. that marked the time a week ago when a shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck christchurch. the death toll has risen to 154 and is expected to rise further. the earthquake caused much of the central business district in christchurch to crumble. prime minister john key estimates the cost at as much as 12 billion u.s. dollars. now, finance minister bill english has hold radio new zealand that the new zealand economy is unlikely to grow this fiscal year. that statement is bourne out by figures from the new zealand institute of economic research. it's revised its 2011 growth forecast from 2.3% to 0.3%. the institute estimates delays in rebuilding christchurch will reduce the gdp by 0.5% each quarter. fears have driven the new zealand dollar lower. it's currently hovering at 75 cents against the u.s. dollar. meteorologist jennifer delgado is standing by at the cnn weather center. >> the
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm PST
just saw the tremendous damage in christchurch, new zealand, after an aftershock of a muscle larger earthquake. so there could be continuing problems for some months. >> educate us for a moment of the type of faults that run through japan as opposed to the time faults that run through the bay area? the different types that there are. and would you know right off hand likely what type of fault that this was that struck in japan? cccaller: yes this was an that was on what we call a subduction zone. it's a place where the sea floor, the pacific ocean is actually sliding underneath the cc1:japan.c1: we have an analoagist situation. up the oregon/washington coast into vancouver island into british clump kbrap our zone called cascadia can generate an earthquake of this size. so these very big earthquakes they live out in the ocean and when they strike they can not only unleash very strong tsunamis but they can produce this very strong long duration shaking that is undoubtedly added to the damage that's occurring in tokyo. >> very interesting. japan obviously one of the most and correct me
Mar 11, 2011 3:00am EST
viewers that are just tuning in, this is a warning out for indonesia, hawaii, australia, new zealand, mexico, chile, peru, russia, the north marianas, guam, taiwan. first tsunamis of course not necessarily the largest. the sea draws back, a tsunami can hit the coast at a rapid speed. obviously of what is happening to many cities in northern japan. i spoke to an expert earlier this week when a tsunami does hit. do not climb in the cars. move by foot. move by foot to higher ground as soon as possible. this is not just a japan story anymore. we're talking about tsunamis. possibly hitting indonesia, hawaii, australia, new zealand, pacific coast including mexico, chile and peru. once again, that inferno going pretty much out of control in chiba prefecture. the firefighters not being able to contain that large blaze in an oil refinery. flooding is rampant. in many cities in northern japan. the tsunami is moving upstream. the rivers engulfing cities, farmland, homes. the earthquake magnitude of 8.4. unprecedented in japan. one of the biggest quakes ever to hit the country was the quik janua
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
will be resumed. "bbc news," christchurch, new zealand. >> this is "bbc world news." our main headline for you. the u.n. security council agrees all necessary measures short of a ground war should be taken to protect the civilians against colonel gaddafi's forces, including a no-fly zone. more now on japan. a humanitarian crisis continues as the race to stable lies the fukushima nuclear plant continues. >> it's exactly a week ago that japan's latest trauma began. a week ago when that earthquake measuring nine on the scale hit at 2:46 p.m., followed just moments later by that devastating tsunami, which took so many villages and left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. today at 2:46, many who survived marked the moment to remember the others. as we saw the live pictures around the country, we saw the survivors, many in evacuation centers, bow their heads and collapse their hands together, many crying as they remembered the events of a week ago. this wasn't of course just a disaster involving a tsunami and earthquake. it also led to a major nuclear crisis for this country at the fu
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
in new zealand to see for himself the aftermath of the earthquake last month. he'll trent queen. he'llÑi also visit the mine whe 40 were killed. >> at least this christchurch, there was no tsunami. when the earthquake struck 23 days ago, buildings collapsed. but the city was spared what so many towns in japan have suffered. prince william knows christchurch. he's been here before. but neither he nor his host would ever have imagined seeing it like this. at christchurch cathedral, william listened as he heard firsthand accounts of how the earthquake struck and how many lost their lives. at times he seemed lost in thought. from the cathedral he was taken through the main district once the bustling hub of the area and now abandon. he was showed multi-storied buildings appeared unscathed but no longer sound, so they will have to be demolished. >> he was surprised and taken aback, i think, by all this. >> he met the emergency teams. many depleted. many sent to japan. on prince william's arm a wristband. he is clearly being touched. not just by the damage but above all by the efforts of
Mar 10, 2011 4:00am EST
years. >> lai halaya, the nigerian economist. >>> new zealand's economy gets a jolt to get things moving again. >>> from cnn london, i'm charles hodson, welcome back to "world business today." here are the top business stories this hour. day two of what could be america's biggest insider trading fliel yetrade ing trial kicks off in a few hours. hedge fund manager raj rajaratnam used stolen information. he could face 30 years if convicted. >>> and the tokyo stock exchange eyeing the isoka. >>> and shares of true terrible which is britain's largest ensurer jumped in hong kong after forecasters forecasted a highly expected dividend. at one point, prudential shares jumps 11%, easing back from 9% higher. still not bad. still looking at what's going on here in europe, the markets are nearly 92 minutes into their trading day. the selling does seem to be continuing, although perhaps not as vehemently as a half hour ago. off about two-thirds or .75% for the ftse, the paris cac, the zurich smi and xetra dax. and moody's has downgraded spain from aa-1 to aa-2. for two reasons, it says first, the co
Mar 1, 2011 4:30am EST
arrest since february 14th. >>> now to new zealand where officials say as many as 240 people may have died in a massive earthquake a week ago. this morning new zealand marked the time the quake hit with a moment of silence. a national state of emergency remains in effect. the quake may have done as much as $15 billion in damage. >>> in this country, some dangerous midwest weather to tell you about. in ohio, all 88 counties are threatened by flooding. heavy rain and high wind soaked the region. in findlay, the water is expected to be 6 1/2 feet above flood level, but that's not all. a tornado touched down south of columbus. >> my son's here and i had the outside lights on and he said, mom, the bins are gone, the barn's gone, the roof's gone, you know. so, yeah. i knew it was bad then. >> tornadoes also hit kentucky, indiana and illinois. now to washington and efforts to overt a government shutdown. the house is expected to vote today on a two week extension of the current funding measure. that bill runs out on friday. the extension cuts the budget by $4 billion and gives lawmakers more
Mar 1, 2011 4:30pm PST
of silence in new zealand people will remember the victims of last slick if everybody stopped what they were doing. if there morning the estimated two injured 40 people killed. some chinese students are still missing. today new zealand's prime minister goes out to their family. >> we are fearful about the lives of those chinese students. our hearts go out to the families, >>catherine: the 6.3 quake last tuesday destroyed office towers, a church as thousands of homes across the city of christchurch. the chinese students, the prime minister talked about, they were among more than 100 students killed in a language school. there have been crashing to protests and libya. hundreds of people at a pro gadhafi rally. secretary of state categorically and said libya is at risk of collapsing into a self war. the international community is considering new moves to get him out. it appears it's not going to be easy. in yemen, hundreds of thousands of people rallied in cities across the country. the president is accusing the u.s. of instigating these mounting protests against him. the u.s. has been a close
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
in north africa. first though, and -- authorities in new zealand have given up hope of finding anyone lying under the rubble nine days after an earthquake hit christchurch. 80 people are unaccounted for. the mayor of christ church says the operation has switched to recovery mode. rescue teams and will continue their work. >> we have not given up a rope, and nor have be rescue teams. we hope against all logic that we will find people in the rubble. but it has been a long time now since we had contact. it was only a day ago we remove the last living person from the rubble. since then, no contact, no noise the determination -- to determine the location of the deceased. >> but teams from a number of nations, including the u.k., the u.s.a., japan, taiwan, korea, china, new zealand -- they typically work in their own national units. where possible we have tried but teams and in areas where they can focus on places we know some of their countrymen are liable to be located. they work on a shift roster. they do 30 minutes on, 30 minutes all. they rotate. they're the most amazing, dedicated people. t
Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
at the latest market figures. >>> new zealand's government says it will end rescue operations in the earthquake hit city of christchurch. the country's ministry of civil defense and emergency management informed reporters of this on thursday. it said that hopes of rescuing anyone else alive from the rubble are gone and the focus is now on recovery. authorities say they have so far recovered the bodies of 161 people. they say the final death toll could reach 240. >>> forces loyal to libyan leader moammar gadhafi have launched a counterattack against anti-government forces in the countries northeastern region. this has raised concerns of increased fighting. gadhafi's forces shifted from their previous strategy of concentrating on fighting in the northwest to defend the capital tripoli. on wednesday morning, pro government forces conducted an air trade on bre ga where they temporarily seized an airport. the town provides electricity to benghazi which is an insurgent strong hold. however government troops withdrew after resurgent forces retaliated. at least five people have been killed in the fight
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
-government rallies. >>> the families of 28 japanese students missing after an earthquake in new zealand will be driving to an area near their language school on wednesday. local police have not allowed the relatives to visit the collapsed ctv building in christchurch citing the dangers of after shocks. the foreign ministry official said 40 people including japanese are believed to be under the rubble. emergency rescue teams from several countries including japan are at the site working. they say the number of dead and missing from the earthquake could raise to 240 with 159 people confirmed dead. police have identified 16 of the bodies using dna samples. >>> facebook and twitter serves a different purpose after the earthquake in new zealand last week. social networking services aided people in getting information they badly needed. websites were flooded with requests for information on the whereabouts of family members fraensds. many survivors posted messages letting others know they were safe. this message was written by a 38-year-old japanese student. he attended a different language s
Mar 31, 2011 11:30am PDT
are really important. we are seeing more things that are a lot more choices. i just put in new zealand pine, and approved material. we are even getting the terminology, trying to get people used to be a the -- used to the idea. cork floors, some people really like them. if i can get away from the granola aspect of what people think about green, it isn't -- well, it can be, but it is also -- the aesthetics of it is certainly changing. not everybody wants corp. floors. you're getting a lot more choices. >> let me ask a question about a different topic, repairs and maintenance verses improvement. at what level should people do repairs to their building in order to preserve their property value? people say, i do not want to continue to invest. if you build through that work, is that some write-off on the bottom line? >> generally it does. you have to do that work. maintenance is personal. it also feeds into a bigger issue. it should be a green consideration. how long does something last? if you are going to put a new deck in, are you going to use inexpensive wood because it is cheap? if you hav
Mar 1, 2011 12:30am PST
not happen. now it does. bbc news in jerusalem. >> new zealand has held a two- minute silence a week into the devastating christchurch earthquake. the death toll could rise as high as 240. dozens of people are still missing. the cost of the 6.3 magnitude quake is expected to reach $15 billion. our correspondent describes the scene. >> in the center of the city, one of the parts of christ church that bore the brunt of this magnitude 6.3 quake that tore through seven days ago, emergency workers, civic leaders, and the prime minister have gathered to pause to remember the dead and the missing. there were pressures and songs. many wept as they recalled the last seven days. these sober scenes have been repeated up and down a traumatized country. >> the prime minister promised a major inquiry, saying there were legitimate questions about why some buildings collapsed. >> that is right. the prime minister has been speaking to us here today. he says christ church will be rebuilt, but the devastated central business district would look a lot different than the way it does today. the cost of th
Mar 18, 2011 12:30am PDT
. >> queen elizabeth's grandson has attended a memorial service in new zealand for those who died in the earthquake last month. in a speech that took tens of thousands of people in the city, he told the crowd that they were an inspiration to all people. prince william is on a tour of the disaster-stricken areas of new zealand. the u.n. security council has approved a resolution authorizing all necessary measures to protect civilians in libya from a tax dodge from attacks by colonel gaddafi's forces. -- from a tax by colonel gaddafi's forces. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold, get the top stories from around the globe and click-to-play video reports. go to to experience the in-depth, expert reporting of "bbc world news" online. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news" was presented by kce
Mar 4, 2011 4:30am PST
the fighting there. >> a team of seismic engineers from the bay area head to new zealand. next what they want to learn from that nation's devastating earthquake. >> new details of britney spears free bay area >> moderating in the northeast, 40 new york. heading to chicago. look at that. it's even above freezing in minneapolis. heading down to spring training, 79 in phoenix. let's take a look at delays and there aren't any. rain around chicago and a wintry mix around detroit. if any of those become delayed we'll let you know with our flight tracker at >> it's 4:48 now. this just in from nasa television, a rocket that blasted off early this morning with an observation satellite doesn't have the speed to reach orbit. >> ignition of the forest rocket with glory. >> that's the blastoff from the air force base. at first it looked like all systems go with nasa reporting a normal liftoff but 15 minutes later the problem developed. nasa says it has a contingency plan but didn't provide any details. the mission was to analyze how airborne particles affect the air's climate. >> president o
Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
japan, new zealand and chile the location of major quakes in the past few months so could the u.s. be next? we are talking with a geology professor in a few minutes. >>> and the big story in our area, police working to solve two mysteries in olney, maryland. a suspicious death inside a home on friday and a deadly shooting in broad daylight yesterday afternoon. fox 5's sherry ly is live at montgomery county police head quarters in rockville. she joins us now with more. good morning, sherry. >> reporter: good morning, tony. in the most recent death, a victim, his uncle found him on the ground dying. he had heard the gun shots and ran down the street to find his nephew. he had just come to this country six months ago and now montgomery county police are searching for his killer. punyasara gedara moved from sri lanka. he was on his way home from his new job at a sub shop when he got shot on north high street. the 41-year-old was about a block from his house. at the time of the shooting, police say an older model beige toyota camry was seen leaving the crime. investigators are lookin
Mar 19, 2011 3:00pm EDT
to be participating and use our skills and tools to accomplish that. just like in new zealand, the opportunity for people to survive just was not in the cards. certainly surviveability is where you are at the time of collapse. >> what other comparisons can you make with japan and what took place in new zealand and as well as in haiti? >> well, all three of them are markedly different. the structure in new zealand is similar to the united states with the infrastructure. it did not have the one-two punch like the tsunami in japan. we did not have the debris field spread out. new zealand, the buildings were concentrated. in japan, you had hundreds of search miles. >> i know the japanese appreciate your efforts. all the best to you and your crew as they make their way back state side. >>> well, coming up, a look at the possible pitfalls for western powers when it comes to getting involved in libya. >> a former nato commander weighs in. lose their luster because washing in the bargain brand can leave dirt from the wash on your clothes causing your whites to get dingy. new improved tide plus bleach
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
's spike. already new zealand earthquake damages are estimated to be around $6 billion to $12 billion alone. and the earthquake and subsequent tsunami could total $300 billion here. experts blame growing populations, increasing wealth, and the growth of cities for estimating some of the specific costs related to natural disasters. >>> lloyd's of london reported 43% lower forecast profits due largely to the exposure to last yore's natural disasters. this year is shaping up badly indeed in terms of expense and losses. so the question is, how is the insurance industry coping with all of this? let's go to lord peter lavine, the chairman of lloyd's of london and ask that question of him. good to see you on the show. let's talk about your exposure to the situation in japan? is it going to affect your earnings and how much? >> the natural disaster, that's what we're in business for is to meet the cost of it, is going to cost us money. that's why we're there. are we exposed in japan? yes. is it outside of the normal parameters of our business? no. it's within the parameters. we don't know the forec
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Mar 15, 2011 9:00pm EDT
new zealand, serious event now in japan. one part we haven't is northeast pacific which is the northwest of america. there are three dangerous faults there which haven't ruptured for many years. san andreas which runs under the land which last ruptured in 1906. the haywood fault which runs underneath much more dangerous is almost invisible tpaupt which is generally not spoken about in america these case called the cascadia fault which runs unsea 1300 miles north from north of vancouver island down the west coast of canada to washington and oregon and northern california terminating in mendocino. if that were to rupture, that unlike the san andreas would cause tsunami. >> sean: you mentioned new zealand, japan. it has been a long time since we've had with quakes along these faults you are talking about. again, i'm not an expert, please forgive my ignorance. could they trigger the third leg of that? >> trigger is the word. the word that i used in the news week article. it has to be said, some geologists say there's no evidence of triggering. it has to be said. i don't want
Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
came in new zealand to make the rank. italy took top, but the team for the u.s. took close second. collins finished third. >> it wasn't about how much you can drink. it was really how creative you can get. >> i can't wait to partake in that one. >> one day in about two months. >> now i'm going to, you know, it will be longer. >> good for you. >> that does it for us. you know, once they start talking about this baby thing, we don't shut up. fox news always on >> very happy for you. >> lindsey murphy is up next with sports extra.
Mar 11, 2011 6:30pm EST
back from the new zealand quake. they also served at the haiti quake, and these are the same people who will have to rescue californians in future quakes here. one out of five californians practice for the big one every year, a massive drill called the great shakeout, involving school kids, hospitals, first responders. so how well prepared is california? >> obviously we've got a long way to go. there are four out of five people approximately that aren't participating as far as we know. >> reporter: even as the death toll mounts in japan, u.s. experts say the japanese earthquake early warning networks alerted people to take cover, saving lives, a capability we lack. >> we're years away from having that in california or in the u.s. >> reporter: the thing that most worries scientists is the threat of a huge earthquake along the southern end of the san andreas fault. california faces a 94% probability of a magnitude 7 or greater quake in the next 30 years. in one scenario, a quake measuring magnitude 7.8 would leave 1800 people dead, would sever vital utility and transportation lifelines, a
Mar 19, 2011 9:00am EDT
brought two different racks of lamb. we have a new zealand and a domestic. >> what is the difference? >> in the united states, we grow things a little bit but it -- bigger. the lamb here it is larger. it is a bigger animal with a stronger flavor. at the new zealand lamb wrecks are smaller. in new zealand, they considered them to be a younger animal and process them when they are smaller. this is the best part. it has been taken off of the bone. it is a very simple piece of meat. salt, pepper, grill it in the oven. this is a lamb shank. cook it for about three hours. we have a lamb ships kabob. re, we have the best part. there are very simple. there is no moment. marinated, brilliant, and roast it up. >> and you can get all of the stuff f eddie's of roland park. >> yes. >> you would like a little bit of notice to prepare some of this. >> we do need notice. all of the meat is available in our meat department. >> as you are doing that, let's have john give the forecast? >> plenty of sunshine 50's for the highest today and tomorrow. chile next week. >> this is a wbal t b l levin editoria
Mar 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
% of tsunamis happen right in that ring of fire. the most recent one was in christchurch, new zealand, right here. japan sits to the north, of course, but japan sits at the intersection of three different tectonic plates. they are the eurasian, philippine and pacific plates. today's earthquake was right there, 80 miles offshore. the edge of the pacific plate in the middle got wedged underneath the eurasian plate. that's called subduction. this grinding of plates pushes up the ocean floor which can, in the view of some, generate this massive shock wave. that shock wave ripples out and creates the actual tsunami, traveling at 500 miles per hour. as that tsunami travels toward the shoreline, it hits the continental shelf right there. . the waves bunch up and get much higher. we want to show you what it looks like from noaa's perspective. the black area right here off the coast of japan, that is where the waves were the highest,30 feet. the tsunami then travels to the east. hawaii, about 3800 miles away, you can see there the waves were about seven to eight feet high, minimal damage. then the wa
Mar 5, 2011 6:00am EST
by phone from new zealand. >> all of a sudden, my desk started shaking and the power cut out. i jumped under my dump. it shook for about 55 seconds and after the first 20 seconds, i just thought to myself, this is not fun any more. i could hear things crashing. >> reporter: she called her parents by cell phone. >> we said, what's going on. there's an earthquake. just so you know, i'm safe and i have to go. >> reporter: her parents felt relief, but they worried when they watched the news reports. >> as the hours built, three, four, five hours, cell phone service went out and so did electricity. >> reporter: she was experiencing major aftershocks. >> we all dove under a table. this were about six of us. it was very, very frightening. at that point, we packed up our backpacks with our valuables and we left. >> reporter: she graduated here in 2008. she's attending college here and she's here for a semester. >> reporter: the students were transferred to another university in a different city. >> reporter: she loves the area though. >> thank you, and 165 people lost their lives in the earthq
Mar 13, 2011 3:00am EDT
and tsunami coming up. >>> i'm on the fourth floor of my school building and because of the new zealand earthquake had been in the news i think 30 japanese students in new zealand, i think all of the images were flashing in my mind. my teacher's scared. i was saying it's okay. as it got big somewhere stronger, i started to get scared, too. and the hallway, we were ducking down, not -- i think we were kind of waiting to see if we should go out or if it's going slow down. i didn't really think the building was going to collapse but thinking, if this building collapses, what are we going to do. >> i-report jessica, some pictures from empty store shelves there. one of many witnesses to the earthquake and tsunami. as you can see from this amazing video, can leave you speechless when you see the power of nature crushing everything in its path including of course more than just structures but human life right now in untold numbers. we want to pause and take you back to friday to very moment the tsunami hit the city of kamaishi in iwate prefecture, incredible images of nature's e destructive f
Mar 12, 2011 7:00pm EST
. because the new zealand earthquake had just been in the news, 30 japanese students in new zealand, all the images of the quake in new zealand were flashing through my mind. we were not really sure what to do. at first, i thought it was just normal. my teacher was really scared and i said, it's okay, it's okay. as it got bigger and stronger, then i started to get scared, too. we went to the hallway, ducking down and i think we were just kind of waiting to see if we should go out or if it was going to settle down. i didn't really think the building was going to collapse. but i thought if this building collapses, what are we going to do? >> you sent us a picture of a lot of empty shelves. we think everything is relatively normal in tokyo. but i'm hearing from you that the stores are running out of food, flashlight, water. what's going on in tokyo? >> it is relatively normal. i think last night there must have been something on the news about a power outage and just in case if the water gets contin contaminat contaminated. i was looking to see if i could get water. i'm not too worried abou
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